Dan Froomkin: 'Batman' Shooting: Gun Lobby Counts On Short Attention SpanQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|The national sense of outrage swiftly passes. That's the lesson of American gun tragedies past. Opponents of gun control have a powerful rhetorical argument in their arsenal. Kristen Rand, legislative director for the Violence Policy Center, a group opposed to gun violence, said, 'The gun lobby is very effective at saying that 'Now is not the time to exploit these events for political purposes,'' Rand said. 'Their goal is to delay so that the pressure comes off of policy makers, the immediacy fades and everyone turns their attention to something else.'|
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